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Building a climate response in wine and vines: The role of technology and nature

Building a climate response in wine and vines: The role of technology and nature

Villiera Wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa, is a strong believer in sustainability and a member of the Porto Protocol.
Villiera: Pioneers in the wine-making industry

Villiera: Pioneers in the wine-making industry

Villiera is a family owned and run winery in the Stellenbosch, South Africa. They are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and have been unlocking the marvels of nature to produce distinctive wines and Cap Classique sparkling wines for over three decades.
What's Bubbling - Harvest 2020 at Villiera Wines

What's Bubbling - Harvest 2020 at Villiera Wines

The 2020 Harvest began early January, approximately 3 weeks earlier than in 1984, when we harvested our first Cap Classique. This indicates the massive effect that "Climate Change" has had on ripening.
Be Savvy - Get SAWi: The Grand Wine Collection

Be Savvy - Get SAWi: The Grand Wine Collection

The ‘Grand Wines Collection’ (GWC), a wine selection that highlights South Africa’s best selection of consistently top scoring wines, was recently released by SAWi. The GWC represents a class of wines never before identified as a group.
What's bubbling this summer at Villiera

What's bubbling this summer at Villiera

Our planet is suffering both climatically and politically. Concerned humans are certainly going to protest against the current direction our leaders are taking.
Taste 2019's Top 10 Chenins at Celebrate Chenin Fest!

Taste 2019's Top 10 Chenins at Celebrate Chenin Fest!

A rare opportunity to taste the 2019 Standard Bank Top 10 Challenge Chenin Blanc’s forms part of the experience at the first “Celebrate Chenin Festival” which takes place at Perdeberg Wines.
Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2019/20 Results

Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2019/20 Results

Year five brings fantastic winners. The ‘best value’ competitions launches a thrilling set of winning results: Putting consumers first!
A Good Chardonnay with Fish & Chips...celebrated sommelier Esmé Groenewald's favourite pairing

A Good Chardonnay with Fish & Chips...celebrated sommelier Esmé Groenewald's favourite pairing

Ask celebrated sommelier Esmé Groenewald about her favourite food and wine pairing and she’ll tell you it’s a Chardonnay paired with fish and chips.
The Sommeliers selection 2019 winners announced

The Sommeliers selection 2019 winners announced

The Sommeliers Selection 2019 winning wines have been announced in a year in which the popular wine tasting event - a must for those who like pairing wine with food - will take place in KwaZulu Natal for the first time, along with Gauteng and the Western Cape where it has been successfully held for the past four years.
Sauvignon-esque Chenin

Sauvignon-esque Chenin

Sauvignon-esque, a new descriptor has entered the wine lexicon to describe a new style of Chenin Blanc. Graham Howe investigates
Villiera wines continue to impress with Four Medals of Excellence in Tim Atkin’s 2019 SA Special Report

Villiera wines continue to impress with Four Medals of Excellence in Tim Atkin’s 2019 SA Special Report

Villiera is synonymous with producing outstanding Cap Classique wines garnering a consistent reputation of quality and excellence for over three decades. Their distinctive range of exceptional still wines is also well lauded with a plethora of accolades to endorse the craftsmanship and character of their wines.
Villiera tops the scores in the SAWi Grand Wines Collection

Villiera tops the scores in the SAWi Grand Wines Collection

The latest SAWI Grand Wines Collection classifications put Villiera firmly in the top position with the Villiera Prestige Cuvée Monro Brut achieving the highest overall points earning Villiera the Best MCC in SA as well as a Top 10 Winery in SA ranking.
Stellenbosch heats up winter with Stadsaal Soirees

Stellenbosch heats up winter with Stadsaal Soirees

Stellenbosch Wine Routes is adding a warm touch to its incredibly popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees, by hosting a series of winter events in Stellenbosch’s beautiful stadsaal (town hall) in Plein Street.
Another Cape Wine Master graduates and Cathy van Zyl (MW) honoured by the Institute of Cape Wine Masters

Another Cape Wine Master graduates and Cathy van Zyl (MW) honoured by the Institute of Cape Wine Masters

A new Cape Wine Master has graduated and joined the ranks of the Institute of Cape Wine Masters in the year that the Cape Wine Academy (CWA) celebrates its 40th anniversary of educational service to the wine industry.
What good is #wineforgood?  A wrap of good news stories for April 2019

What good is #wineforgood? A wrap of good news stories for April 2019

'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world' - a well-known quote by Nelson Mandela is exactly right and education is of course a big focus of the #wineforgood campaign in the South African Winelands
Jeff Grier: #SAWINELEGENDS

Jeff Grier: #SAWINELEGENDS

Above the roof of Villiera’s tasting room is a cluster of demijohns filled with a liquid the colour of café au lait. The contents catch the light intermittently as the sun chases the clouds above, filtering down through the surrounding oaks. Cellarmaster Jeff Grier has colloquially called the rooftop assortment “dakwijn” which translates into ‘roof wine’.
A Celebration of South African Food and Wine in Asia

A Celebration of South African Food and Wine in Asia

Chef Chantel Dartnall – recognised both locally and internationally as one of the country’s most acclaimed chefs – is showcasing the best South African food and wine this weekend in Asia.
What's bubbling - Villiera Harvest 2019

What's bubbling - Villiera Harvest 2019

Our harvest is in full swing and although soil moisture conditions are better than last year, 2018 was a below average rainfall year. The ongoing drought has certainly affected production and reports from the industry predict another small harvest overall, but we should be slightly better off than last year.
5 Places to visit to get your bubbly fix: The best MCC tastings in the winelands

5 Places to visit to get your bubbly fix: The best MCC tastings in the winelands

Keen to find a new favourite bubbly but never see it on the tasting menu? See our list of top places to visit to get your bubbly fix.
South Africa’s Top 100 most highly rated wines – 2019 Classification

South Africa’s Top 100 most highly rated wines – 2019 Classification

2019 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications announced.


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